Mess of Blues

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Mess of Blues
Studio album by Jeff Healey
Released March 11, 2008
Recorded Studio 92, Islington Academy, Jeff Healey's Roadhouse
Genre Blues rock
Length 51:18
Label Ruffhouse
Producer Alec Fraser
Jeff Healey chronology
It's Tight Like That
Mess of Blues
Songs from the Road

Mess of Blues is an album by Jeff Healey. It was released in 2008 less than two months after his death and just three weeks shy of his 42nd birthday. Four of the album's tracks were recorded live in front of audiences, two of the live tracks at the Islington Academy in London, and the other two live tracks at Jeff Healey's Roadhouse in Toronto. The other six tracks were recorded at Studio 92 in Canada by Norm Barker and Richard Uglow. The whole album features the band which normally accompanied Jeff at his club, Jeff Healey's Roadhouse. The song "Mess of Blues", which appears on the album was written by Doc Pomus and Mort Shuman and was originally recorded by Elvis Presley.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "I'm Tore Down" - 5:23
  2. How Blue Can You Get - 8:54
  3. "Sugar Sweet" - 3:46
  4. Jambalaya (On the Bayou) - 4:00
  5. The Weight - 4:26
  6. "Mess O' Blues" - 3:24
  7. "It's Only Money" - 3:10
  8. Like a Hurricane - 6:39
  9. Sitting on Top of the World - 7:07
  10. Shake, Rattle and Roll - 4:29


  • Jeff Healey - Vocals, Guitar
  • Al Webster - Drums
  • Alec Fraser - Acoustic Guitar, Bass Guitar
  • Dan Noordermeer - Vocals, Guitar
  • Dave Murphy - Keyboards
  • Holger Peterson - Background Vocals